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apapalienable nounEnglishfrog typeThe apap is green in color and it lives on tree branches. They call it the rokrok (frog) from the trees. Its feet are very long and it is like it has glue on its feet. If it jumps on to a person, then it will attach and it will be a little difficult to remove it. This kind of frog is a little smaller than that frog that lives on the ground. Its skin also is smooth. Some people eat this frog. (Additional information: This frog is indigenous to New Ireland, as opposed to the rokrok which was imported.)rokrok1.6Animalanimal
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árámalienable nounEnglishlizard typeThe color of the árám is brownish and it is speckled with yellow. And it lives up in the trees and along cliffs and under trees that are dead (and fallen on the ground). It gives birth in holes in trees and holes in rocks. The skin of the árám they peel for kuduh (tomtom drum). Some people eat árám.
Types of lizardsárám gasdawargeregerekakun kibalkaskaskápkuskus1lohlohngalpuleunluh1.6Animalanimal
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árám gasalienable nounEnglishlizard type; Spotted Monitor LizardThe árám_gas is just an árám, however it is a bit bigger than the árám. The color of the árám_gas is a yellowish brown and its color is speckled also with yellow. And it also lives up in the trees and under trees and along cliffs. It also gives birth in holes in trees and holes in rocks.árám1.6Animalanimal
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basalienable nounEnglishrat (generic term); White-tailed RatTok PisinratThe bas is a thing that has four legs and its head is quite long. The ears of a bas are just small and its tail is just small and long. The color of the hair of the bas is reddish and its stomach is white. Some bas are big and some are small. They live in the kunai grass and in the house too. They eat food that people put aside for later. When there is uncooked food like sweet potato or uncooked rice, then they come to eat it. They also dig (to get) sweet potato when it is mature and close to harvesting. The bas does a lot of stealing also. There are two kinds of bas. One they call bas_kámreng, and one/another they call bas_lau.
bas kámrengbas laukáukáu kán bastám gol bas1.6Animalanimal
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bas kámrengalienable nounEnglishrodent type; bandicootThe bas_kámreng makes its house in the kunai grass and in the corners of houses if they/people do not repeatedly put something there. And there also around the jungle it makes a house under tree trunks or among the thick kunai. This kind of bas has four legs that are just small, and its ears also are just small. Its tail is small and long, and its hair is reddish. In the sun/daytime it does not go around, it just sits remaining in its house. But when it is night, then it will go around in the dark to eat bits of food that they/people were too full to eat and have put for the morning. The bas_kámreng they say about it that it steals food that they put aside for later use.1.6Animalanimal
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bas laualienable nounEnglishrodent type; Painted RingtailThe bas_lau live in trees. And when they/people see it, then they think that it is a kapul (possum). Its size is a little like the size of a possum, and its colouring is whitish and spotted with black. In stories from long ago about it, the bas_lau and the possum are good friends. Some kinds of tree fruits and tree leaves that the possum eats, then the bas_lau also eats. This bas also knows stealing cooked food when they put it aside for the morning. The bas_kámreng and the bas_lau they also eat uncooked sweet potato when they put it (somewhere) for cooking later. And in the garden also when the sweet potato patch has matured and is ready for digging/harvesting, then these two bas are first to dig out the sweet potatoes and eat them. The legs and ears and tail of the bas_lau are just the same also with the bas:kámreng.
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bor1alienable nounEnglishpig; porkTok PisinpikThere are many sizes of bor, and their colors are various. Some bor have reddish colored hair and some are all black. And some only have white hair all over. The hair color of some is black and striped vertically with white. The bor they feed in the village, they call it bor_án_malar (pig of the village), and the bor that lives in the jungle they call rokoi (wild). They eat both of them. The bor is a very important thing to the Sursurunga people. The bor they feed very much stands in their thinking (it very important) because they get money from it, and some they feed to use in big feasts and celebrations. If a person dies, then that dead person’s relatives make a feast on top of him (following his death, to honour him) with bor. If a person has many bor, then they say about him that he is a konom (big/rich man).bingbingpulbor mutbor uri kámnahlul bormátál án bor kokonpessosobor2tabun bor5.2Food1.6Animal4.3.9.1Customanimal; anthro; food
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bulumákaubulumakauTok Pisinalienable nounEnglishcow; beefThe bulumakau is not ours from Sursurunga. This domestic animal they brought from a different place here to us and therefore we have seen it here in our area. Bulumakau are very, very big, and its size surpasses those domestic animals we people from Sursurunga have domesticated. The colors of the bulumakau are varied. Some bulumakau are reddish brown in colour, and some are black. And some are white, and some are white and are spotted with black. The female bulumakau usually delivers just one baby bulumakau. At the time when it gives birth, then on the same day the baby bulumakau is born, it starts walking and also eating. This domestic animal they eat.1.6Animalanimal
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dawaralienable nounEnglishlizard type; skink type; Green Tree SkinkThe color of the dawar is green and it lives in trees. The size of the dawar is just like the size of the pule, however the color of the pule is sort of charcoal and it crawls along the ground and along on top of rocks. The dawar eats flying insects and small butterflies if they fly close to it.árám1.6Animalanimal
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demdemalienable nounEnglishland snailThe demdem, it is a thing whose covering/shell is long like a gos, however a gos is just small and the demdem is the bigger of the two. The gos shell is stronger than the shell of the demdem. A demdem shell is not strong and like that also is its flesh. This thing slithers along the ground there in the jungle and along in the village also, and it crawls also on trees. It eats lots of things in the garden, like greens and sweet potato and ripe bananas and ripe pawpaw. When it slithers, then it sticks out its flesh/body into the village (outside its shell) and its two eyes stand up there in front of its flesh that it has stuck out.1.6Animalanimal
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geregerealienable nounEnglishlizard type; Keeled Anglehead Lizard; Angel LizardThe geregere is like the árám (lizard type), however the geregere has a fin on its back, and it lives on the cliffs and underneath those trees that have broken and are lying on the ground.árám1.6Animalanimal
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huáiwái2alienable nounEnglishcrocodileThe huái looks like the árám (lizard), however it is very big and its teeth are very sharp and it catches pigs or dogs to eat. There are two kinds of huái. One lives in fresh water and they call it huái_tili_dan (crocodile from the river). And one lives in the ocean, resulting in them calling it huái_tili_loltas (crocodile from the sea). Sometimes it kills people. When it gives birth, then it makes a nest like a pig so that it may place its eggs in it. The skin of the huái is rough.1.6Animalanimal
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iohiohalienable nounEnglishsnake type; python (generic term)The iohioh is a kind of snake, and there are two kinds of this snake. One lives up in the trees, and one lives down on the ground and in holes in rocks. That one that lives up in the trees, its color is white. And that one that lives on the ground, it is light grey in color. That one that lives up in the trees, it catches bats and possums for its food. And that one who lives along the ground, it catches small pigs or dogs or chickens for its food. This snake is able also to catch/seize a person to eat it. When it catches something to eat it, then it twists around it and hugs-kills it and it dies. Some people eat the iohioh.
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kakun kibalalienable nounEnglishlizard type; gecko type; Striped GekkoThe kakun_kibal is like the kaskaskáp, but it is bigger than the kaskaskáp. Its color is horizontally striped with white and dark grey. It lives in buildings and in trees also. They don’t eat it.árám1.6Animalanimal
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kanihalienable nounEnglishsnake (generic term); wormTok PisinsinekKanih is the big/generic name (for snakes), and there are many kinds of kanih and many sizes and shapes. The kanih is a long thing and it slithers on its belly. And it eats those things that it itself meets up with. The names of some kanih are like this: kanih_kos, nil, iohioh, maumau, muát, tumlul, kanih_dárák, soso_pap.
Snakesiohiohkanih dárákkanih koskanih sáksákmaumaumuátnilnirlapusoso papWormsbetkinkinkololkumerkumren1.6Animalanimal
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kanih dárákalienable nounEnglishsnake typebrown snakekanih1.6Animalanimal
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kanih kosalienable nounEnglishsnake type; Tree BoaKanih_kos is a kind of snake that does not move around a lot. This snake just lies there on the ground or on the branch of a tree. It sleeps a lot. If they poke it, it does not run away. Its color is brownish and it is speckled with white. It is not a long snake, it is just short.kanih1.6Animalanimal
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kanih sáksákalienable nounEnglishsnake type; poisonous snakebad/evil snakeKanih_sáksák is a kind of snake that has poison in its teeth and it bites people. However here in Sursurunga there are no snakes like that.kanih1.6Animalanimal
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kapulTok Pisinalienable nounEnglishpossum; tree wallaby; Spotted CuscusThe kapul is a kind of thing that has four legs and it lives in trees. Its hair is like cat hair. The color of their hair is for some gray, and some it is reddish and it is spotted with white. And some, its hair is all white. All kapul eat the ripe fruit of those trees that are up in the middle of the jungle. And there are also some tree leaves it will eat. It (kapul) is also good food.1.6Animalanimal
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karokrokalienable nounEnglishfrogkis karokrokrokrok1.6Animalanimal
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kaskaskápalienable nounEnglishlizard type; gecko typeThe kaskaskáp is like the kakun_kibal (lizard type), but the kaskaskáp is smaller than the kakun_kibal. Kaskaskáp live inside buildings. At night if there is light, then it goes close to the light for the purpose of lying in wait for mosquitoes or flying insects and small butterflies that go to sit on the light. It does that so that it can catch them for its food. The color of some kaskaskáp is brown, and some are all white.árám1.6Animalanimal
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keremremalienable nounEnglishpoisonous land snailThe keremrem is a kind of thing that looks the same as the pasbang (snail type), however the pasbang lives out in the ocean on the reef, and the keremrem it is from the jungle and lives or slithers along tree leaves. And when it slithers along tree leaves, then it leaves its slimy discharge there on the tree leaves or the tree trunk that it crawls on. The keremrem is not a thing for eating. If someone would eat it, then he would die from it. Its slimy discharge that is white that is on its top, it is the thing they/people die from if they would eat the keremrem.
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keualienable nounEnglishsnail type1.6Animalanimal
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kololalienable nounEnglishworm type; earthwormThe kolol is a small thing like a small snake and it lives down in the ground. There isn’t any head and it doesn’t have a tail like the snake. The kolol slithers along the ground.kanih1.6Animalanimal
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kumrenkurmen2inalienable nounEnglishworm type; Fruit WormTok Pisinliklik sinekPigs or dogs or things like that that die and stay a long time and then they rot, then kumer (maggot) arrives there. When kumer come from a smelly/rotting pig, then they call it kumren_sangnán_bor (pig’s rotting worm). Some kumer come from tree fruit whose flesh is big. It is like this. If kumer come from rotten bihi (breadfruit), then they call it kumren_bihi (breadfruit worm). The kumer comes from the feces of flies or from all rotten things.kanihkumer1.6Animalanimal
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